In 1995, he performed a select number of shows as the devilish charmer Mephistopheles Smith in a musical/comedy show he wrote entitled Disgracefully Yours, to which he later gave permission to be adapted into a musical, first by Eubank Productions for the Kansas City Fringe Fest in 2006, and more recently by Janus Theatre Company for the Edinburgh Fringe 2007, simply entitled Mephistopheles Smith. Alec Smith{ "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Person", "name": "Alec Smith", "gender": "Male" }, Mary Smith{ "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Person", "name": "Mary Smith", "gender": "Female" }, Robert Smith{ "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Person", "name": "Robert Smith", "gender": "Male" }, Gillian Smith{ "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Person", "name": "Gillian Smith", "gender": "Female" }, Robin Smith{ "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Person", "name": "Robin Smith", "gender": "Male" }, Linus O'Brien{ "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Person", "name": "Linus O'Brien", "gender": "Male" }, born 1972, age 46 (approx.) [25] In October 2016, he appeared as the Crystal Maze Computer in a one-off Celebrity Crystal Maze episode for the charity 'Stand Up To Cancer' on Channel 4. Additionally he guest starred in five episodes in the third series of the HTV dramatisation of Robin of Sherwood, as the corrupt druid Gulnar. Text size. The first thing you notice when you walk into Richard and Bernadette O’Brien’s house in Canberra is the mass of Waterford crystal sparking in the warm winter sun. Become the owner of this obituary to manage the guestbook, edit the notice, and more. He and actress Kimi Wong were married on 4 December 1971 and had a son Linus in May 1972. “She came from a working-class family: wonderful people, not much money, undereducated but honest, a great moral centre of honesty and probity. rehearsals", Creator Richard O'Brien To Star In The Rocky Horror Show Limited Run At Playhouse Theatre, "Second stage of Hamilton's Embassy Park unveiled tonight", "Richard O'Brien IS in the new Crystal Maze", "Rocky Horror star Richard O'Brien: Trans women can't be women", "Rocky Horror creator to be granted NZ residency", "Love at the double: Crystal Maze star Richard O'Brien, 70, to marry his girlfriend, 35", "Richard O'Brien Theatre Credits, News, Bio and Photos", The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Richard_O%27Brien&oldid=1001737964, Articles with unsourced statements from March 2020, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2016, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Eddie" (Richard O'Brien) – Epic Records (1973), "Merry Christmas Baby (DJ version)" (Kimi and Ritz) – Epic Records (1974), "I was in love with Danny (but the crowd was in love with Dean)" (Kimi and Ritz) – Epic Records (1974), "Pseud's Corner" (Richard O'Brien) – Epic Records (1975), "There's a Light" (Kimi and Ritz) – Epic Records, (1975), "Science Fiction/Double Feature (Reprise)", This page was last edited on 21 January 2021, at 02:33. [20], In December 2008, O'Brien donated his original script Pig in Boots to the Wireless Theatre Company,[21] who converted it into an audio pantomime. In December 2016 I realised a long-held ambition and was granted a license to train under the rules of racing. [3] He identifies as the third gender and uses he/him pronouns.[4]. Funeral Home Services for Richard are being provided by St Pierre Phaneuf Springfield Funeral … My life has been defined by my interest in horses and horseracing. He wrote the lyrics for The Stripper (based on the book by Carter Brown), a musical which had its British premiere at the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch, London on 28 August 2009. Firstly, he married to South Africa born actress Kimi Wong on December 4, 1971. Follow story. Richard O'Brien passed away in Chicopee, Massachusetts. In 1852, he won two prizes at the Ontario Provincial Exhibition for painting. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; Charles and Leah O`Brien and his brother David O`Brien. FameChain has their amazing trees. The show ran from 1990 to 1995, with O'Brien presenting the first four series. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. O'BRIEN, Richard J. Richard J. O'Brien, 74, of West Hartford, the husband of Jessie Janette (Hynd) O'Brien, died Friday February 27, 2009 in West Hartford, where he had made his home for over 50 years. The musical was performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre and featured Richard O'Brien, Liz McClarnon and the Dynamos. Female . O'Brien wrote Shock Treatment (1981) and appeared in the film as Dr. Cosmo McKinley. Richard O’Brien is a man of many contradictions. Democratic candidate for the Vice-Presidency of the United States. She wanted to be a lady. While he has worked on a screenplay by that title, it was never publicly released. They were married at the former Our Lady of Hope Church in East Springfield … In 1970, he went into the touring production of Hair for nine months, and spent another nine months in the London production. [22], In March 2012, he gave a performance of song and autobiographical stories, It's Party Time with Richard O'Brien at the Hamilton Founders Theatre to celebrate his 70th birthday. Born in Hartford, the son of the late William J. and Catherine (Daly) O'Brien, he attended Bulkeley Public High School and served in the US Army. He was born on March 25, 1942 at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. But you can’t ever become a natural woman". He had his first child Linus O’Brien (son) with the actress in May 1972. with Kimi Wong-O'Brien{ "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Person", "name": "Kimi Wong-O'Brien", "gender": "Female" }, Joshua O'Brien{ "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Person", "name": "Joshua O'Brien", "gender": "Male" }, Amelia O'Brien{ "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Person", "name": "Amelia O'Brien", "gender": "Female" }, View Richard O'Brien's Family Tree and History, Ancestry and Genealogy, Richard O'Brien's father is Alec Smith Richard O'Brien's mother is Mary Smith, Richard O'Brien's son is Linus O'Brien Richard O'Brien's son is Joshua O'Brien Richard O'Brien's daughter is Amelia O'Brien, Richard O'Brien's wife is Sabrina O'Brien, Richard O'Brien's former wife is Jane Moss Richard O'Brien's former wife is Kimi Wong-O'Brien, Richard O'Brien's brother is Robert Smith Richard O'Brien's sister is Gillian Smith Richard O'Brien's brother is Robin Smith, View Jane Moss's Family Tree and History, Ancestry and Genealogy, Jane Moss's son is Joshua O'Brien Jane Moss's daughter is Amelia O'Brien, Jane Moss's former husband is Richard O'Brien, Jane Moss's former father in law is Alec Smith Jane Moss's former mother in law is Mary Smith Jane Moss's former brother in law is Robert Smith Jane Moss's former sister in law is Gillian Smith Jane Moss's former brother in law is Robin Smith. Richard O’Brien was born Richard Smith in Cheltenham, in England’s West Country, and emigrated to the Land of the Long White Cloud as a young child to live on a Tauranga sheep farm. O'Brien has married three times and has three children. He is Theatre (Actor) by profession. He leaves his beloved wife and soul mate, Marilyn F. (Sinell) O’Brien. A script for another rumoured sequel entitled Revenge of the Old Queen of Rocky Horror, has been circulated on the web and reproduced on various fan sites, although it has been officially denied as O'Brien's work by his representatives. Richard O'Brien's siblings: Richard O'Brien's brother is Robert Smith Richard O'Brien's sister is Gillian Smith Richard O'Brien's brother is Robin Smith. Richard Timothy Smith[1][2] (born 25 March 1942), known professionally as Richard O'Brien, is an English-New Zealand actor, writer, musician, and television presenter. [5] O'Brien stated, "There is a continuum between male and female. 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